Mounting health risks facing children in Yemen

Conflict in Yemen is having a devastating impact on the health of children, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, has warned.

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As Yemen crisis deteriorates, UNICEF says children at increasing risk of disease, hunger

The ongoing conflict in Yemen is having a devastating impact on the country’s health system and has exposed millions of children to the threat of preventable diseases, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned.

Yemen: Ban deplores attack on UN compound in Gulf country, calls for full investigation

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the Coalition-led airstrikes on a United Nations compound in the Yemeni city of Aden, which resulted in serious structural damage and one casualty, a spokesperson for the Organization said today.

Security Council welcomes ‘extraordinary’ efforts by UN to convene Yemen consultations

The Security Council today recognized and welcomed the extraordinary efforts of the United Nations to convene the UN-brokered political consultations on Yemen, strongly encouraging the parties to consider the UN Special Envoy’s proposals to advance the process.

Yemen: UN releases emergency funding for relief efforts in crisis-torn country

The United Nations humanitarian arm today announces it will provide a critical injection of emergency funding in order to accelerate relief efforts to war-trapped civilians in Yemen, the Organization has confirmed.

Yemen: UN envoy optimistic for humanitarian truce amid 'constructive political engagement'

Yemeni stakeholders remain on the path towards reviving a much-needed political transition despite the country's ongoing hostilities, the United Nations Special Envoy for the Gulf state, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, said today as he urged all parties to observe a humanitarian truce aimed at helping the delivery of critical relief aid to Yemeni civilians.

At least 3,000 suspected Dengue fever cases reported in Yemen – UN health agency

Thousands of suspected cases of the mosquito-borne viral infection Dengue fever have been reported in conflict-ravaged Yemen, where a major health crisis is unfolding, the United Nations World Health Organization announced today.

Yemen: US$1.6bn appeal to tackle “looming humanitarian catastrophe”

Aid agencies are appealing for US$1.6 billion in the face of what the UN humanitarian chief  has described as a “looming humanitarian catastrophe” in Yemen.

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UN launches new aid appeal as Yemen faces ‘looming humanitarian catastrophe’

The United Nations relief arm has called for over one billion dollars in funding in order to lift Yemen from a devastating crisis that has plunged the country into severe food insecurity and left it on the brink of an all-out humanitarian disaster, the Organization today confirmed, as national stakeholders from the Gulf state wrapped up UN-backed political consultations in Geneva, Switzerland.

Security Council condemns deadly terrorist attacks against mosques in Yemen

The United Nations Security Council today condemned in the strongest terms the “horrific” series of terrorist attacks on mosques which left dozens dead and wounded in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a.